| January/February 1976

WALTER R. ARNDT, 82, Noel, Missouri died September 8, 1975 at home. He suffered a heart attack. Mr. Arndt was a dealer salesman, dealer, distributor, factory sales representative, General Service Manager, and member of the Board of Directors of Wood Brothers Thresher Company. He wrote many repair parts books, also many articles relative to steam engines, threshers, boiler inspection, and cemeteries, for three magazines.

He also was an instructor and text material writer for the new Kansas City School of watchmaking. He and his wife moved to Noel and in 1949 purchased a jewelry store and watch repair shop which they operated until 1971.

He wrote in long hand, and bound in twelve books, all the exterior and interior section corner markers, in McDonald County, which were microfilmed by the Rolla School of Mines and placed in the Missouri State repository for safe keeping. Submitted by Arndt Industries, Noel, Missouri 64854 [Walter wrote out his own obituary and left word to send us a copy - it has been edited!]

FORREST J. (SHORTY) CARPENTER, Route 1, Guys Mills, Pennsylvania 16327 - age 18 passed away September 29, 1975 as a result of an auto accident. His grandfather and father helped to start the Pioneer Steam & Gas Engine Society of N. W. Pa. near Meadville, eight years ago. He attended shows at Burgettstown, Pa. and Ohio, since a small boy and used to drive a W-12 in the parades at Meadville at the show at Crawford County Fair Grounds. His father, L. Clare passed away at age 46 in 1973. His grandfather, Parley G., age 79 is still active in the Society. Submitted by his mother, Ann Carpenter, Route 1, Guys Mills, Pennsylvania 16327.

MENZIE KEMMERLING, 74, New Harmony, Indiana, died August 2, 1975. He was one of the four organizers of the Boonville Antique Steam & Gas Engine Club. He was a charter member who was very active in promotion of the show for the past 12 years. He belonged to American Thresher-man Assn. (charter member) and a member of Tennessee-Kentucky Thresherman's Assn. He ran a sawmill most of his life and owned a Keck-Gonnerman engine, tractors and a hot air engine. He always took care of the Memorial Services at the shows. Words cannot express the great dedication and devotion Menzie gave to our club. He inspired both the older and younger members. Submitted by Harold R. Hart, President, Antique Steam & Gas Engine Club, Boonville, Indiana 47601.

EARL YOUNT, Martinsville, Indiana died last August. In failing health the past year, he was unable to attend the show at Rushville this year. He was a lifetime member of the Pioneer Engineers Club of Indiana. For many years Mr. Yount helped President Ray Jones take care of the 16 h.p. Peerless. He was a faithful member and a hard worker. He will be sorely missed by all the members of our club. Submitted by Jerry Moorman, Secretary, Pioneer Engineers Club of Indiana, R. 6, Box 159, Greens-burg, Ind. 47240.


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